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Front and left hand side view. The Ford Model A replaced the famed Model T and was manufactured between 1927 and 1932. From the moment of its debut in December 1927 to February 1929 one million had been sold.
The Model A was considered more physically appealing than its predecessor. It was the first Ford to use the standard set of drive controls: a conventional clutch, brake pedals, throttle and a gear shift. It was also the first car to have a safety glass windshield (glass that holds together when shattered). The ride was a lot smoother than the Model T, Ford improved the axles and fitted hydraulic shock absorbers.
Specifications:
Engine: L-Head inline 4-cylinder
Capacity: 3285 cc
Power: 40 hp
Donated by Bill Bowmore.
At 40 hp the Model A delivered more than double the output of the Model Ts.

Details

  • Title: 1928 Ford Model A Tourer
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company
  • Date Created: 1928-01-01/1928-12-31
  • Location: Birdwood, South Australia
  • Provenance: Donated to the Museum by Bill Bowmore.
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0, photographer: Epsom Rd Studios

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